Organic Viticulture Resources
While the basis in establishing a vineyard are the same regardless of management choice, there are some key regulatory considerations and decisions that need to be made prior to establishing a vineyard that is destined to be organic. This page provides resources for some of those critical issues. For additional vineyard establishment techniques, please see our regular Vineyard Establishment page.
One of the biggest challenges in managing an organic vineyard is managing the soil. This page provides more information on cover-cropping and other critical issues in organic production. For general management tips and techniques, please see our regular Vineyard Management page.
Pest, disease, weed and nutrient management is a common theme among all vineyard types. Learn the biology and basics behind these key issues.
Materials and Supplies
WSDA Organic Materials List and Information
This list is subject to change annually; please check current list.
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Washington Tilth Association is a statewide nonprofit organization dedicated to provide support for and promotion of biologically sound and socially equitable agriculture.
WSDA Organic Food Program – Provides information on the procedures of becoming certified organic, and is a certifying agency for growers.
USDA National Organic Program – The NOP develops and administers national production, handling, and labeling standards for organic agricultural products.
WSU Grape Pest Management Guide
Guide to control of pests on commercial grapes. Includes information on pest management during establishment. Updated annually – WSU #EB0762. Click here to order a hard copy. Click here to order a downloadable PDF.
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